Among the new significant aspects of the present work are: (1) the treatment of the far-field boundary; (2) the use of C-grid topology, with the branch-cut singularity treated analytically; (3) evaluation of the effect of the envelope of prevailing initial states, and finally; (4) the ability to employ streakline/pathline 'visualization' to probe the unsteady features prevailing in vortex-dominated flows. The far-field boundary is placed at infinity, using appropriate grid stretching. This contributes to the accuracy of the solutions, but raised a number of important issues which needed to be resolved; this includes determining the equivalent time-dependent circulation for the pitching airfoil. A secondary counter-clockwise vortex erupts from within the boundary layer and immediately pinches off the energetic leading-edge shear layer which then, through hydrodynamic instability, rolls up into the dynamic stall vortex. The streakline/pathline visualization serves to provide information for insight into the physics of the unsteady separated flow.